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Government, Public Sector Governance, Political Information, News, Articles, Research – Accountability Central
In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
The Federal Reserve’s top official on regulation warned banks that more requirements, constraints and punishments will be on the way if lenders don’t do more to prevent misconduct. Daniel Tarullo, a governor at the Fed, blasted...
October 21, 2014 Ebola outbreak: What you need to know nowSource: CBC News
Health organizations involved in the effort to contain Ebola are frantically seeking more money, more supplies and more trained doctors and nurses to step up the response to Ebola, which has claimed more than 4,700 lives in West...
October 20, 2014 China to punish carmakers who fail to meet fuel targets in 2015Source: Reuters
China said on Thursday it would punish carmakers by restricting their production and publicly naming them if they fail to meet fuel consumption requirements on passenger vehicles set for 2015.
Research & Insights
October 21, 2014 Debris Mass in Huge Sinkhole Shows Hawaii's Tsunami Risk: StudySource: NBC News
A massive earthquake strikes Alaska’s Aleutian Chain, spawning a 30-foot-high tsunami that blasts onto Hawaii’s shore and fills a huge sinkhole with debris. Researchers sift through it 500 years later, find evidence of the...
September 17, 2014 Climate Report Details Flood Risk to Sites in WashingtonSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital is likely to see record flooding by 2050, putting about $7 billion worth of property, three military bases and parts of the National Mall at risk as a result of climate change that is raising sea...
September 16, 2014 Government given red card for failing to tackle UK's toxic airSource: Politics.co.uk
The government has been handed a 'red card' by MPs over its failure to tackle rising levels of air pollution across the UK. Air pollution contributes to thousands of deaths across the country every year, but government promises...
Commentary & Opinion
October 17, 2014 Four questions every candidate should answer on climate changeSource: The Hill
As much as I—and other climate-change-conscious-voters—would love it if this were not a pressing and potentially catastrophic issue, that’s not the case
September 29, 2014 A Treaty on Global Warming May Not Be Needed, But U.N Leadership IsSource: NY Times
When industrialized countries agreed in Kyoto in 1997 to produce 5 percent fewer greenhouse gases in 2008 to 2012 than they did in 1990, it was clear that would never lead to a stabilization of global warming, which nearly all...
September 25, 2014 UN chief calls on world leaders to find 'seeds of hope' in world seeming to fall apartSource: Fox News
The United Nations chief called for world leaders Wednesday to join an international campaign to ease the plight of nearly unprecedented numbers of refugees, the displaced and victims of violence in a world wracked by wars and...
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